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. the government targets one of the strongest. understanding the often misunderstood, companies focusing on special talents of those living with gaspers syndrome. france is sending more military personnel, 550 troops on the ground and the flow is speeding up as the intervention intensifies. >> they will not allow them to fall, they wanted to be a quick operation. these transport carriers have been loaded with heavy and sophisticated equipment. they could not prevent the capture, and the government controls on garrison towns. the group that took the area says it is still willing to negotiate. >> we spoke to the mediator telling them we are willing to reach a peaceful solution. the government has nothing to do with what is going on right now. >> france is now on the ground as well as the air. some of the troops will remain, protecting them while others will have further north. one of the last lines of defense against the rebels and the north. >> we have a equipment's on the ground with artillery equipment and the means to fight in three dimensions. we are heavily equipped on territory. >> it is not c
% inflation target. it's included in the boj plan with the government. it's part of abe's plan to tackle deflation with bolder, monetary easing measures. bank of japan governor and eight other board members agreed on a policy at the end of a two-day meeting. the announcement says financial authorities will try to reach the target at their earliest possible time. boj officials have previously made it a goal to bring 1% inflation within reach but the new, clearer target requires some bold steps. the document also addresses the role of the government in revitalizing japan's economy. it describes how politicians should promote growth and restore fiscal health. along with drafting the joint statement, boj officials have agreed to introduce open-ended asset purchasing. under a new program from january 2014 the central bank will purchase a certain amount of financial assets every month. no termination date is being set for the scheme. the new measure will expand the total size of the asset purchase program, or app, by about 10 trillion yen, or $110 billion, in 2014. the program is expected to b
government. hello. this is al jazeera live from doha. african military leaders are meeting to speed up the deployment of a new international force in mali. >> on the first humanitarian flights into rebel-held territory in the central african republic. i will be reporting on the desperate need for the people. >> and the last sighting of a missing activist. why the police have come under suspicion. a pakistan's supreme court has issued an arrest warrant for the prime minister. raja pervez ashraf is accused of corruption in deals to build new power plants when he was a water and power minister. the court has given 24 hours to arrest him along with 16 other people to. this decision comes as tens of thousands of protesters rallied against corruption of the leader.n >> we are here in front of the parliamentary house just to save our country from collapse and from complete ruin. we need substantial changes in our democratic, political, and electoral systems. we ought to put democracy in place. >> let's go to our correspondent in the pakistani capital. kamal, why is the supreme court issuing t
an unconfirmed number of people and were in a standoff with the algerian army. the governments of norway, france and japan say the citizens are among the captives. reuters news agency is reporting 25 foreign nationals escaped. it says two japanese citizens among them. algerian tv station says 40 algerians are also free. a news agency has also been reporting the militants said algerian army helicopters launched attacks. the militants had been threatening to kill the hostages if the army intensified its assault. they demanded france end the military campaign in neighboring mali. the french government has yet to issue an official response. the algerian government says it will not negotiate with the hostage takers. the british firm bp and other foreign companies operate the natural gas facility. >>> investigators looking into the emergency landing of a 787 dreamliner in japan have found evidence smoke did appear inside the aircraft. officials weren't immediately able to confirm that on wednesday after the boeing plane landed. the incident prompted japanese, american and european aviation authorities
, or anywhere else. >> in october, u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton was in algeria urging the government to crack down on fighters who had taken control of large parts of of mali. attacks on oil and gas facilities are commonplace in other countries like nigeria where fighters are angry over foreign companies influence over production and want a bigger share the wealth. no similar reason has been given in this hostage crisis yet. >> as you heard, the algerian anterior ministry say, former commander for al qaeda in a migrant is responsible for this. he decided to form his own group. he is called the one-eyed. and he's been called un catchable, by the french. an expert says groups use al qaeda to strengthen their international profiles. >> al qaeda in the maghreb is a new phenomenon, especially in algeria. it stems back to the early 1990's when the islamic salvation islamicwon the majority of seats in the first round of the 1991 legislative election. the second round was cancelled with the expectation they would have won a majority. a splinter group needed outside support. that's when it an
's not the first time the algerian government has used military force to deal with extremists. nhk world gives us some perspective on the political situation. >> reporter: the algerian government hard line approach can be traced back to the decade-long civil war that ended in 2002. in 1991, islamic parties won a landslide victory in the country's first democratic election. but one year later, military forces carried out a coup on the grounds they were protecting the republican system. >> translator: algerian history has a precedent for terrorist tactics, leading to victory. in the case of the war of independence against france. so in a sense, there's a kind of justification for terrorism, and at the same time, there's the idea of never surrendering in the face of terrorism coming from the enemy. >> reporter: the civil war claimed the lives of 200,000 people. it involved indiscriminate bombings and widespread human rights violations. president abdelaziz bouteflika was elected for the first time in 1999. he was re-elected in 2004 and 2009. bouteflika chose to deal with militant groups in two ways.
steps. the document also addresses the role of the government in revitalizing japan's economy. it describes how politicians should promote growth and restore fiscal health. along with drafting the joint statement, boj officials have agreed to introduce open-ended asset purchasing. under a new program from january 2014 the central bank will purchase a certain amount of financial assets every month. no termination date is being set for the scheme. the new measure will expand the total size of the asset purchase program, or app, by about 10 trillion yen, or $110 billion, in 2014. the program is expected to be maintained in the future. following the meeting prime minister and revital minister reported on the release of the joint statement to prime minister abe at his office. >> translator: the government strongly hopes the bank of japan will a monetary easing policy in order to achieve the goal. >> translator: the bank of japan believes it is important to realize sustainable growth by overcoming deflation at an early stage and achieving price stability. it is vital to strengthen o
control but the chinese and twainese claim. >> translator: a free and open sea governed not by force but by law is a common good that we must protect by all means with asean nations. we also welcome u.s. policy that prioritizes asia and through various economic partnerships we'll promote trade and investment to achieve the revival of the japanese economy and prosper together with asean nations. >> the president said cooperation between china and japan is important regionally and globally. the leaders agree to promote political and security dialogue and strengthen ties. he looks for abe's experience. >>> abe has been juggling a number of priorities since his party took power last month. and he became prime minister for a second time. nhk world has more on the issue his administration is trying to tackle. >> reporter: abe has done this job before. now he's getting a refresher course in diplomacy. he went on this tour to sound out leaders who share his concerns about china. he says chinese ships are becoming increasingly assertive. but abe is also keeping an eye on what's going on back
on the rescue operation or the fate of the hostages. >>> it's not the first time the algerian government has used military force to deal with extremists. nhk world gives us some perspective on the political situation. >> reporter: the algerian government hard line approach can be traced back to the decade-long civil war that ended in 2002. in 1991, islamic parties won a landslide victory in the country's first democratic election. but one year later, military forces carried out a coup on the grounds they were protecting the republican system. >> translator: algerian history has a precedent for terrorist tactics, leading to victory. in the case of the war of independence against france. so in a sense, there's a kind of justification for terrorism, and at the same time, there's the idea of never surrendering in the face of terrorism coming from the enemy. >> reporter: the civil war claimed the lives of 200,000 people. it involved indiscriminate bombings and widespread human rights violations. president abdelaziz bouteflika was elected for the first time in 1999. he was re-elected in 2004 and 2
charges. >> this came after a mass protest in the capital added to pressure by the government. >> and aid to the government has accused the military of orchestrating the protests, and the order to arrest the prime minister. this political turmoil comes just months ahead of national elections. >> instead of millions, security officials say it is more like 25,000 protesters gathered in the parliaments in islamabad. there have been isolated clashes, and there was violence as demonstrators reached the heavily fortified area around the parliament building. gunshots were heard, but it was unclear if they were from protesters or police. he is so far unknown in pakistani politics and is demanding the government step down immediately and that a caretaker government be set up to ensure that elections may reflect a truly democratic result. >> this is absolutely laughlin and democratic. we are here in front of the parliamentary house, parliament house, just to say -- save our country from collapse. and he blames the government for incompetence and corruption, and as if on cue, the country's supreme c
. >> beijing authorities ordered government fleets to cut back on driving, but that has had no noticeable effect on the city's dense traffic. no restrictions have been placed on privately-owned cars. instead, residents are being urged to stay home and wear face masks if they must go out. >> i have trouble breathing. today is actually better. we live on the side of the city where the smog is worst. when i open the window, i could not see clearly. visibility was very low. i worry about my family, especially those who drive. >> there are so many charges that -- cars that discharge so much exhaust. it will be better if the government could take control of the pollution. >> levels of particulate matter in the air have come down since the weekend, but remain around 30 times higher than the maximum safe level recommended by the world health organization. authorities blamed the weather. they say wind should pick up by mid week and bring some relief to the chinese capital. >> the u.s.-based parcel service coming u.s. ps, says it is dropping its bid for the dutch delivery firm -- u.s.-based parcel
exactly? are they in rebel-held territory? >> diabaly is a town which is in the government-controlled area, in the north. the french are surrounding the town, from what we understand, with malian forces. there have been reports that there might of been some engagement on the ground, but we cannot confirm that. we have been trying to get through to people in diabaly, but the phone lines and mobile lines have been cut off, so it is very difficult to get information on the ground. it is interesting that the french had consistently said they would only be striking from them and giving logistical support, but now it seems they are carrying out their first land offensive. the french have 800 troops here on the ground. they have said they will double have said theye will double back to 2000 forces or 2500 altogether. ansar al din is one of the armed groups who have taken over the town of diabaly with sophisticated weapons. they had been fighting in libya on behalf of qaddafi, where they got the weapons, and also taken from the malians. they are able to take ground quickly. the french will have th
the jeeps destroyed by government forces filled with suspected attackers as they tried to flee with hostages. images released as they announced the four-day long crisis was finally over. on saturday, army helicopters swooped as the remaining captives were cornered by algerians special forces. workers from britain, the u.s., japan, and norway are among those still unaccounted for. this is a four stocks are still missing. >> tragically, we have a great fear is that we may have fatalities from this group. we're working very closely with the families, providing them with information, counselling, and other needs. >> they had offered to release hostages in return for the freedom of his longest prisoners, but it seems the government never intended to negotiate. -- they offered to release hostages in return a four islamist prisoners. >> we heard the japanese man shouting in english. we also heard the seven shooting. the next day we went back and we found their dead bodies. >> the decision to raided the complex alone and it angered some government. >> hostages have died. if we needed a justification
. the militants are demanding that france end its military operations in mali. the french government has yet to issue an official response. the algerian government will not negotiate with the hostage takers. >>> investigators looking into the emergency landing of a 787 dreamliner found evidence smoke did appear inside the aircraft. officials weren't immediately able to confirm that on wednesday after the boeing plane landed. the incident prompted japanese and american aviation authorities to order airlines to ground all 787s in operation. a team from japan's transport safety board tried to figure out why cockpit instruments indicated the presence of smoke on the knee pon airways 787. flight controllers at the airport also reported smoke coming from the plane but ana officials said the crew didn't see anything. however, a passenger took a photo after the plane was evacuated. the image shows an outlet in the storage space near the plane's front wheels, smoke appears to be there. investigators have found soot on two exhaust outlets, which they say likely came from smoke. one outlet is designed
in that attack. opposition activists are blaming the government. >> the first day of school exams for many students at aleppo .niversity, and then guesthis what residents of syria's largest city described as to attacks on the campus. one was near campus accommodation where as many as 30,000 people live. many of them had moved there to escape violence and other areas of aleppo. some said the blast came from rocket attacks and planned opposition fighters. >> the cowardly terrorist act that targeted students at the university of aleppo. mr. president, we have always said that the terrorist armed groups in my country take advantage of the security council meeting at perpetrated terrorist acts in syria, and this is indeed what happened today. >> opposition groups say it was military, some say an aerial attack. some said it appeared to be for missiles launched from the ground. some neighborhoods have been destroyed while other groups say they control other parts of the city. this attack has left many casualties among students. people who are trying to improve their lives, despite destruction hap
, and the algerian government. washington now where president barack obama has unveiled sweeping gun proposals, setting the stage for a real showdown with gun rights activists. he said the legislation would help end what he called an epidemic of gun violence. >> obama urged congress to acquire universal background checks on gun buyers and to restore bans on the military- style assault weapons and high- capacity magazines. he also signed 23 executive orders that will take immediate effect. the proposals were drafted by a task force led by vice president joe biden after 20 schoolchildren and six educators were slain at an elementary school in connecticut last month. >> for the latest on this, let's go live to our correspondent, standing by in washington. the president does not have the political backing he needs right now for the tough laws. what is his agenda, both in the house and in the senate? >> right. he needs to get the votes to pass in the congress. obviously. so he is trying to change the equation, trying to build up pressure on congress men and women, and the one thing they respond to
jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. also ahead -- [chanting] >> celebration in islamabad. anti-government protests end after a deal is struck. a city paralyzed by water. the army and police are called in to help thousands surrounded by floods in jakarta. and confessions of a sporting superstar. lance armstrong's interview with oprah winfrey about to be broadcast. ♪ >> hello. one of the biggest international hostage crisis in decades appears to have come to an end 36 hours after it began. algerian security sources are reporting 30 hostages and 11 kidnappers were killed in a military operation at a gas plant in the east of the country. while the hostages included algerians as well as foreigners from at least nine countries including the u.s., britain and japan. algeria says those behind the attack include egyptians and others. they launch admit operation because the armed group threatened to blow up the gas installation. we report from washington. >> the algerian military decided to end the stage, the consequences of that action still not clear. in a day of confused messages, the hostage
government has said it would not negotiate with them. >> according to the information, there are 20 terrorists in the base. we believe they take their orders -- i do not believe they came from mali or libya. this is a revenge attack aimed at foreign countries participating in the operation in mali. >> look no further than the attack on rebels in mali. algeria had given permission for such warplanes to fly over its airspace. the leader of the group that attacked the installation made it clear that this was revenge. >> this is a crisis affecting nationals not just from france, but several other countries. >> the best information we have at this time is that u.s. citizens are among the hostages. i hope you will understand that in order to protect their safety i am not going to get into numbers, i am not going to get into names, i am not going to get into any further details. >> at this point we do not wish to speculate who is behind this or what may be their motive. tonight the task is to get our countrymen home safe. >> which are in close touch with the algerian government. the judge
with the government of algeria. >> bp is also bracing for grim news. >> we are doing all we can to locate them, working with the relevant british and algerian authorities and agencies. while not confirmed, tragically we have grave fears that we are likely to have suffered one or more fatalities. >> the militants had offered to release hostages in return for the freedom of islamist prisoners. it seems the gunmen may have had little intention of negotiating. they went for -- witnesses described them going from room to room hunting for nine muslims. >> we heard the japanese men at speaking in english and we heard the terrace say "god is great" and then we heard shooting. >> algeria is uncompromising military tactics have attracted international disquiet, but its close ally, france, has defended the hard-line stance. >> hostages have died. if we needed any justification of the actions, we have taken against terrorism, we have it. the taking of terrorist hostages. >> the u.s. defense secretary declined to criticize algeria, and instead issued a warning to the militants. >> we cannot accept attacks
. twin blasts rocked the school, killing at least 80 people. rebel forces as the government bombed the campus deliberately. from neighboring turkey, james reynolds reports. >> the university of aleppo was thought to be one of the last safe places in syria of's largest city. but two explosions changed that. these pictures were filmed just after the blasts. the side of this building was blown away. the university was home to both students and ordinary people who had taken refuge from fighting elsewhere in aleppo. the browns are in an area of grounds nt control -- brow are in an area under government control, but activists say it was the government to fired. >> this is the signal of the government. >> the government denies this. it says that the explosions were carried out by terrorists. it has been almost two years of fighting in syria. aleppo has been the scene of intense conflicts between the government and rebels. neither have been able to force the other to retreat for good. no corner of the city is safe. james reynolds, bbc news, is double. -- istanbul. >> lance armstrong has al
kidnapped an unconfirmed number of workers on wednesday. the governments of japan, france, and norway have said their citizens were among the captives. the militants demanded that france end its military campaign in neighboring mai. theyhreatened to leave the country and take the hostages with them so the security forces moved in. a number of hostages and militants were killed during the operation. >> translator: the algerian authorities informed me about the developments of the situation on a regular basis. i don't have enough information yet to evaluate it. >> japan's chief cabinet secretary says government officials have been in contact with managers at a japanese engineers firm. employees of jgc corporation work at the plant. they confirm the safety of three japanese nationals. there's conflicting information on 14 others. >>> fear fighting prompted an emergency meeting on thursday in mali. eu foreign ministers med and agreed to speed up preparations for a mission deployment in mali. the armed forces of france launched a military intervention. extremists are already in control of the n
on rebels from the north. the government extended the state of emergency for three months as it waits for support from african troops in what could be a long conflict. there is a warning that the situation is likely to get much worse. more on that in a moment. jackie reports from monaco. >> the town -- from mali. >> after a week of heavy fighting, the rebels cleared on sunday, leaving the way for troops to take the town. >> i look all around us. we must search and search some more. there may be still a few pockets of indian resistance. >> theophylline fell into it -- theopoli fell into rebel hands. french troops were fulfilling the goals set by their president. >> our objective was to stop the terrorist offensive. malianto allow bucknthye army to win back, and they would allow it to get back territorial integrity. we know that will take more time. >> those african troops have been arriving slowly over the past few days. at the moment they can be counted in the hundreds, but they aim is to have several thousand to take over ground operations from the french. >> everyone is in agreement
. on the newshour tonight, we'll examine what the president said about tackling the government deficit and reducing gun violence. >> brown: then, we turn to the west african nation of mali, where french troops have launched air strikes on islamic militants. three jihaddist groups now deemed a clear and present danger to the capital and beyond, a threat to africa and europe. >> woodruff: margaret warner has the story of the suicide of a young internet wizard who was facing federal charges for hacking and distributing online data he thought should be made public. >> brown: ray suarez updates the changes in cuba, where travel restrictions were eased today for citizens hoping to come and go. >> it is still one of the most repressive places in terms of its human rights record but we welcome any liberalization. we hope that will turn out to be one such. >> woodruff: and with rehearsals already under way for next week's inaugural ceremonies, we examine the new rules for raising money for the festivities. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provi
opposite is happening to our government. it is gone crazy with regulation and restriction, but the part that is most alarmming is the amount of money that we are print one day will explode. we can't continue to print money. we have fancy names for it. it is quantitative easing and it is really printing money. wrim bay way has a trillion dollar note and you buy a loaf of bread everybody is happily singing . we will pick up the bill for the health care. new taxes kicked n and they went to the bar and restaurant had a great time and now they will get a check for the so-called health care. >> that is good bread for a trillion dollars. we will ask the congressman worked with bill clinton a democrat and now working with barack obama a democrat. go to my website mikehuckabee.com. tell me what you think on the leaf feed back . sign up for my facebook and follow me on twitter. you can find the link to that and more at mikehuckabee.com. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by usin
avenue today over the national debt and government spending. the opening shots came from president obama at his white house news conference. >> i thought it might make sense to take some questions this week as my first term comes to an end. >> brown: the questions were dominated by the looming debt ceiling fight. the president sternly warned republicans not to balk at raising the nation's borrowing limit. >> they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. >> brown: congress has until march to raise the debt ceiling and prevent a government default. most republicans have insisted that with the government facing another trillion dollar deficit this year, any increase in borrowing authority must be tied to cuts in spending. the president flatly disagreed. >> i want to be clear about this. the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing m
with republicans on raising the government's borrowing limit in return for cuts to government spending. the u.s. faces a new deadline of potentially defaulting on its debt next month unless the debt ceiling can be increased. republicans have maintained their stance that any borrowing hike must be offset by slashing government spending. add is what does this conference on monday, obama called the republican demand unacceptable. >> republicans in congress have two choices. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly of america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the u.s. is not a bargaining chip. >> the death toll from the syrian government airstrike on a northern town has reached at least 20 people in addition to around 100 wounded. the victims were gathered in the public market when syrian warplanes bombed them from the sky sunday. the group doctors without borders says t
the government. the first troops from the african-led mission are due to arrive today. >> for more, we are joined by our brussels correspondent. the eu has agreed to send military personnel. do we have any idea what this mission will look like? >> it is important to stress first of all that the idea is not new. back in december, they agreed they saw the situation and said they would send down a couple of hundred instructors -- of around 200 instructors -- to train the army, and now, of course, in light of recent developments, this mission will be sped up, which means 200 instructors or 250 will be sent down. they will instruct the army in terms of basic military training, but also in the field of international and humanitarian law and how to protect civilians. there are not many details yet in the number -- and the number of people deployed to the ground could rise again. all we know is that the training mission will be led by a french commander. >> how has the mission been affected by the hostage situation? >> we have heard from our paris correspondent and everyone here in brussels agrees this c
's it for "the five." >> bret: should a government drowning in a sea of red ink take on more help to victims of the superstorm sandy? that is a battle right now on the floor of the house of representatives. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ good evening. i'm bret baier. right now, behind me, the house is engaged in a battle that serves as a microcosm for epic struggle of the nation's soaring debt. on one side, the president, democrats and some republicans from the region affected who want to spend billions helping storm victims. on the other, other republicans who say much of the money many this latest bill is targeted elsewhere. and that any funds should be offset with cuts. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel has update tonight from capitol hill. good evening,be mike. >> reporter: good evening. with debt and spending expected to be the major fight for much of the year, today it is disaster relief money for the northeast following sandy. that is in the middle of the struggle. >> tragedy like hurricane sandy shouldn't be used as an excuse for a grab bag of spending having nothing
is a direct result of our government's actions in central america over many decades free of the thousands upon thousands of puerto rican zwerg recruited to work here in the united states free of the >> the feeling was we could easily -- easily over the government and make it easier for other american businesses to operate in central america. >> from the very beginning, the west depended for its labor on mexicans. >> are you a communist? the history. >> i had never seen anything like el salvador. i was more threatened their than vietnam read what was going on there was the slaughter of the innocent. >> when you finance and train a gain of butchers and they begin wholesale killing, the people don't emigrate, they fully. >> the instability we have contributed to, creating some kind of chaos in disarray that leads to more immigration, i believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots, even though they may have entered illegally. >> the reality is, america is changing. by the end of the century, a majority of the people trace their origins not to europe, but to latin america. >> we
at all. i think this was an exercise in showing that the government and the bank of japan, the central bank are on the same page. they certainly delivered that. i think the fact that it's an open-ended asset purchase program, it was more than what the markets had been factoring in. i think the dollar/yen moves are sort of moving independently right now. and i think a lot of that has to do with the comments that we had from government saying, oh, we're not trying to manipulate the currency, which throws into question this competitive devaluation story they were banking on. instead of being explicit about that over the last couple of weeks, now they're going to have to be a little bit more implicit about that. but the man of the hour, mr. shiraka shirakawa, the bank of japan, here is what he had to say. >> translator: japan believes growth is important. we teamed up with the dwoft to strengthen our policies and work on this goal together as one. >> let's take a look at the technicals about this 2% inflation target. because at the same time today, the bank of japan is saying the price of
,000 people lost their lives in a civil war between islamists and the authoritarian regime. the government declared victory in 2002, the low-level fighting has continued. the violence was triggered by the first democratic elections to take place in the north african country in 1991. when the islamic salvation front won the first round, the government called off the voting and cracked down on islamists, forcing many underground. including a notorious terrorist leader with ties to al qaeda. he is reportedly behind this week's attack on the remote desert gas plant. though he first made a name for himself with a string of violent attacks and dramatic kidnappings after he joined an extremist group in the late 1990's. the terror has continued to this day, but the extremists seemed to be losing support. for many algerians, even an authoritarian regime is preferable to an islamist state. algeria is rich in resources, especially gas and oil. and it has hardly any public debt, but average algerians see little benefit from the country's richest. although there is great dissatisfaction from the govern
,000 people lost thr lives in a civil war between islamists and the authoritarian regime. the government declared victory in 2002, the low-level fighting has continued. the violence was triggered by the first democratic elections to take place in the north african country in 1991. when the islamic salvation front won the first round, the government called off the voting and cracked down on islamists, forcing many underground. including a notorious terrorist leader with ties to al qaeda. he is reportedly behind this week's attack on the remote desert gas plant. though he first made a name for himself with a string of violent attacks and dramatic kidnappings after he joined an extremist group in the late 1990's. the terror has continued to this day, but the extremists seemed to be losing support. for many algerians, even an authoritarian regime is preferable to an islamist state. algeria is rich in resources, especially gas and oil. and it has hardly any public debt, but average algerians see little benefit from the country's richest. although there is great dissatisfaction from the govern
meeting had ministers from both governments working on, proposals to deepen the economic and military union. >> she says the proposals are about a deeper cooperation in economic policy with the goal a social security, employment, nd financials. >> the spirit of cooperation was exactly what the treaty of friendship was all about. >> here is a look back. >> the idyllic village near the border region has a special place in european history. and is the birthplace of the franco-german friendship. after two world wars, if you believe such a thing was possible. the unthinkable did happen. they did not have much in common. both catholic and a conservative. >> what was surprising is that the first contact in 1958 did not take place in the palace but at his private the state in a comfortable family surroundings. they spent the whole weekend of their. he treated him like a guest of the family. he did not stay in a hotel. >> he was the only politician to have been given that privilege. any mistrust between the two men evaporated. >> their relationship led to the declaration of a musical about. th
to commit a gun crime. >> i am proud to be a new yorker today. i am proud to be part of this government. not just because new york has the first bill but because new york has the best bill. this is a complex multifaceted problem. this is a comprehensive bill that addresses the full panorama and spectrum of issues that come up. >> woodruff: other leaders, including new york city mayor michael bloomberg, have joined the call for action this week at a summit on gun violence in baltimore. >> the rate of firearms homicide in america is 20 times higher than it is in other economically advanced nations. we have got to change that. and it has to start this week. with real leadership from the white house. >> woodruff: maryland and delaware are also weighing new laws, as two new polls show national support for more gun control. the pew research center found a majority favors banning assault weapons and tracking gun sales. and a "washington post"/abc news survey out today found more than half of americans support a ban on assault weapons while nearly two-thirds would ban high capacity magazines. 5
the constitution. members spent 1:05 reciting the entire u.s. constitution. it's the basis of our government, of course, but this is only the second time ever the entire document was read aloud in the house. >> we the people of the united states in order to form a more perfect union -- >> no person except a natural-born citizen shall be eligible to the office of president. >>> the powers to all cases of law and equity. >> full faith and credit given in each state to the public acts. >> congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. >> neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist within the united states. >> the validity of the public debt of the united states authorized by law shall not be questioned. >> the right of citizens of the united states to vote shall not be denied on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude. >> the right of the citizens of the united states to vote shall not be denied on account of sex. >> the 18th article of the amendment to the constitution of the
government to compensate for the fraud he allegedly committed against the u.s. postal service. the postal service paid more than $30 million to sponsor armstrong's cycling team from 1999 to 2004. their contract banned doping. we also understand armstrong offered to be a cooperating witness in a federal investigation. but our sources say that the department of justice has turned down both of armstrong's offers as inadequate. this is just the latest development as armstrong's career comes crashing down around him. he won the tour de france, sport's most grueling event, seven times. but late last year, the united states anti-doping agency produced evidence that the u.s. postal team ran what it called "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program the sport has ever seen." armstrong sat down for an interview with oprah winfrey which will air on thursday, but today, winfrey spoke to charlie rose on "cbs this morning." >> did he confess? did he come clean in the manner that you expected? >> i would say he did not come clean in the manner that i expected. it was surprisi
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